24thApril 2019 –On 21stJune 2019, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®inductees Def Leppard will release Def Leppard – Volume Two, a new limited edition box set on UMe/Virgin.
Thisis the second of four volumes of the complete recorded output of Def Leppard available as both a 10-LP, 180gm vinyl box and a limited edition 7-CD set featuring all the recordings from the band in the 1990’s with their original packaging. The albums were re-mastered by Ronan McHugh and Joe Elliott at Joe’s Garage and cut by Greg Moore.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJ3_Rx4600&w=560&h=315]
Def Leppard – Volume Twofeatures 1992’s Adrenalize, which went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and features songs such as “Have you ever Needed Someone So Bad,” “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Make Love Like A Man, ” 1993’s Top 10 release Retro Active, the bands first compilation featuring B-sides and previously unreleased recording sessions from 1984 to 1993, Def Leppard’ssixth studio album Slang, released in 1996 and the first album to feature new guitarist Vivian Campbell, and, making its vinyl debut, 1999’s Euphoria, the album that marked the bands return to their signature sound and contains the hit “Promises.”
Also included areRarities Vol. 2 andVol. 3, both specially compiled by Joe Elliott containing rare more B-sides and live recordings from the 90’s, complete with newly commissioned artwork.
Housed in rigid boxes, Def Leppard – Volume Twoalso contains a 40-page hardbound book packed with rare photos by Ross Halfin and introductions written by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen.
Def Leppard was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies, closing out the ceremony with an explosive performance in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center. All this caps their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America where the band sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows that have transcended the test of time.
This summer, Def Leppardwill be taking over the Las Vegas with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment,Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residencykicks off Wednesday the 14thAugust 2019 at Zappos Theaterat Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The 12 performances on sale now are:
August 2019:14, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 29, 31
Sept. 2019:1, 4, 6, 7
General ticket prices begin at $69, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com/defleppardor in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage(bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s 2015 self-titled studio album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and No. 10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world. For the first time, in January 2018 Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalogue worldwide via streaming and download platforms. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again. Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including Hysteria at No. 3 in the U.S., and #5 in the U.K. Def Leppard had the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 records on the U.S. catalogue albums chart.